I will Never Escape Patient 702

It has happened again. I was writing in my journal for schizophrenia when I was pushed to the back of my mind. I watched, unable to do anything to stop it as my hand wrote without my consent.

Here’s what it wrote:

Giggles bounce off the walls in the most sadistic way possible. She giggles insistently. Every waking moment it’s giggles. It’s like she’s always happy. How can someone be that happy all the time? It’s unnatural! She’s unnatural!

I guess I should introduce myself. I am Jerald; or, patient 703. Every even number was an experiment while the odds were actual mental health patients. I was in for trying to off myself. Patient 702, Jasmine, or Smile as she was so graciously nicknamed, was always happy. It was a blessing when I was finally released. Until the nightmares started. All of them about her. Patient 702.

All those sleepless nights led me to the thing that got me placed in the asylum in the first place; but this time, I succeeded. Yet they still bother me. I will never escape patient 702.


I am still terrified of this “Jerald.” It scares me to know he has entered my head without me consenting to it. I have to wonder what else he is capable of.

  • Puddin Tane

    Callmeemily, will there be more? I can see so many ways this can go. You can work the “Smiles” angle, or you can take it from what put your character in the hospital in the first place, or you can go with the Jerald angle. Finally, you could work all three. It would make for an excellent story. Just take your time with the writing, watch the spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. I see so much of that in so many others. I’m probably preaching to the choir. I’m sure you have it all under control and already know where you’re going to take your story. I’m just trying to offer some suggestions is all. Let me shut up. You know what you’re doing. I’ll leave you alone.

    • CallMeEmily

      Hi! Thank you for the interest in my story! I am updating as they come to me. I’m getting better at writing and spelling, so the next update will hopefully be better!